"There is no such thing as chance; And what to us seems merest accident
Springs from the deepest source of destiny."
–Friedrich von Schiller
This is the sixth in a series of posts on Insight, the ability to expand seeing to catch a glimpse of the invisible.
Synchronicity is commonly defined as "the simultaneous occurrence of casually unrelated events and the belief that the simultaneity has meaning beyond mere coincidence." C.G. Jung asserted that synchronicity is made possible through the collective unconscious, in which all mankind is linked.
Visionmakers understand synchronicity as the surfacing of Destiny's plan to conscious awareness through the medium of surprise. We are surprised to find ourselves in precisely the right place, at the right time, with the right events unfolding.
A poignant example of this occurred several years ago, when Angeles Arrien and I were teaching a course in Minnesota. Two participants in the program, previously strangers, were in a small group discussion where they discovered they had something quite remarkable in common. One woman was the mother of an adopted child. The other woman had put a child up for adoption when she was just a teenager. They were the mothers of the same child.
Visionmakers remain alert to synchronous events. They announce that a larger system of Destiny is unfolding and that individual paths are converging for heightened learning and to serve a greater purpose. Synchronicity is seen as a direct intervention of Destiny for the purpose of transformation.
The world is more mysterious than we can fathom or depict. There are greater forces at work in our lives than the ego. Insight can be gathered in multiple ways if we are awake to the assistance that is always available to those who seek it.
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